Small Presses

Whether you're pursuing the publication of your first book or your fifth, use our Small Presses database to research publisher interests, contact information, and submission guidelines.

Small Press Genres Published Electronic Submissions? Simultaneous Submissions? Reading Period Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

FC2

A small, independent, not-for-profit press, FC2's mission is to publish books of high quality and exceptional ambition whose style, subject matter, or form push the limits of American publishing and reshape our literary culture.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

featherproof books

featherproof books is an indie publisher based in Chicago, dedicated to the small-press ideals of finding fresh, idiosyncratic voices. We publish perfect-bound, full-length works of fiction and downloadable mini-books. Our downloadable mini-books are an invitation to all ten fingers to take part in the book-making process. Same with Storigami. No matter the medium, we see our authors as creative partners involved in every step of publication. We make our own fun.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
E-book
Audio
Book Type
Short story collections
Novel
Subgenre
Small Press

Fence Books

Fence has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. It is also Fence‘s mission to encourage writing that might otherwise have difficulty being recognized because it doesn’t answer to either the mainstream or to recognizable modes of experimentation. 

Genres Published
Poetry
Fiction
Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jul 1 - Jul 31 Formats Paperback Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Fiddleblack

We review and edit fiction and narrative nonfiction, and the work we publish is almost exclusively available directly through our website, thus rendering us a distributor and marketer as well. Further, Fiddleblack is a participant in whatever collective effort modern literary culture has in encouraging and developing independent literature and its philosophical inquiries into self and place.

Genres Published Fiction Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats
Paperback
Hardcover
E-book
Book Type
Chapbook
Novella
Short story collections
Subgenre Experimental, Literary Fiction, Prose Poetry
Small Press

Firewheel Editions

Firewheel Editions publishes Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, books, chapbooks, and occasional anthologies. We will be launching an international prose poetry book competition soon, and we will relaunch our annual chapbook competition in the coming months.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? No Simultaneous Submissions? No Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Book Type Subgenre
Small Press

Flutter Press

Flutter Press prefers free verse poems that delve deep into honest, sometimes dark human emotions, experiences, revelations, and relationships (past or present) with undercurrents of surrealism. We are also intrigued by the paranormal world.

Genres Published Poetry Electronic Submissions? Yes Simultaneous Submissions? Yes Reading Period Jan 1 - Dec 31 Formats Paperback Book Type
Chapbook
Poetry collections
Subgenre Prose Poetry

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Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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